Equipoise (EQ) is a fantastic compound that can be utilized in any cycle for almost any purpose. EQ aromatizes at approximately 20% of the rate that testosterone does, so water retention, estrogen levels, and ai usage can be kept at a minimum. EQ tends to give users a very healthy looking reddish brown hue to their skin tone, almost like a very light base tan. EQ tends to visibly increase vascularity in those who are less than 15% bodyfat and will grow the delts and traps in a way that makes them look volumized and very full. GH15 has put EQ into his top 5 list of most important bodybuilding hormones and EQ is equally used in powerlifting circles for the increased rate of recovery and the dense dry gains that don't pack on 15+ lbs of water during a cycle. Some users report an increase in cardiovascular endurance, along with a significant increase in appetite. One of the reported negative side effects of EQ is that some users experience mild anxiety that will increase with the dose. For EQ to really shine it needs to be run longer and at a higher dose than any other steroid, but as it is incredibly mild in terms of side effects I see this as a positive thing.